After strong performances against elite big men such as Elbert Robinson and Elijah Thomas, Frisco Liberty center Tyler Davis has established himself as one of the premier post players in the Class of 2015.
The 6-foot-9, 270-pounder has shed 35 pounds and is one of the most dynamic players on the Texas Titans roster, which features nationally ranked prospects such as Alex Robinson and King McClure.
Davis has a tremendous motor as well as a non-stop work ethic and not to mention a sweet hook shot. All of these features have SMU extremely interested.
The Mustangs have already extended an offer, and Davis made an unofficial visit earlier this summer.
"The visit to SMU went great. It's a very beautiful campus. I got to meet with Coach (Ulric) Maligi and the rest of the staff. They were all really nice people," Davis said. "I met some of the players as well and even got to shoot around with some of the big men. I just liked it a lot."
Davis also had an opportunity to personally meet with head coach Larry Brown and believes he can learn a lot from the Hall of Famer.
"Coach Brown is just a great person. He's very straightforward and very real," Davis said. "He told me the things I need to improve on if I want to be great at the college level so I listened to him. It was just cool to meet him.
"It would be great to play for him because he knows what it takes to get to the league and what assets I need as a big man to play in the NBA so it would be great to grow under his coaching for a couple of years in college. It would be an opportunity that not many kids from around the country get."
Davis plans on returning to SMU for an official visit down the line. The 2015 prospect still has plenty of time to make a decision, but SMU is among his early favorites.
A big reason for that is his strong relationship with assistant coach Ulric Maligi and the opportunity to play in his hometown.
"SMU is pretty high on my list because they're close to home and my family, and they want me to be close so I'm highly interested in SMU right now," Davis said. "I also talk to Coach Maligi a lot and like I said, they're all pretty cool."
But the Mustangs will face plenty of competition. Although Kansas has not offered, Davis labeled it as his ‘dream school' and said he is also plans on making an official to Miami, which offered last month.
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